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Mollyanna

Mollyanna

Joined July 2017

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Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae
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Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Here is my TBR for the unofficial #24in48. I‘m looking forward to a weekend of reading.

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Untitled | Unknown
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My end of year stats from GR. Not too bad.

Liatrek Congrats🎉🎉 3w
Mollyanna @Liatrek Thank you! 3w
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
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The Secret Adversary | Agatha Christie
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The first Tommy and Tuppence book. I‘m giving this a pick, but Dame Agatha is much better at murder mystery than political intrigue. I felt this was a little slow at the beginning and the red herring was pretty obvious. It‘s one of the few Christies I figured out before the big reveal.

This was also my final book for 2019 (and I reached my GR goal). My first finish for #24B42020

Andrew65 Well done. 😊🥳👏👏👏 3w
sprainedbrain Awesome! 🥳🥳🥳 3w
Reggie Congrats!!! And Happy New Year!!🥳 3w
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Mollyanna Thank you @Andrew65 @sprainedbrain and @Reggie Happy New Year to you all! 3w
Andrew65 Happy New Year. 🥳 3w
Nute Way to go! Congratulations on your accomplishment! 2w
Mollyanna @Nute Thank you. 😀 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This is my total for Day 1 & 2. I was traveling on Day 1 and hoping to read on the plane, but my seat companion was chatty (it was my mother, so I couldn‘t really ignore her like I would a stranger...). Day 2 I had a travel hangover and slept a lot. Hoping to get some decent time in today, but definitely nothing to do on Monday and Tuesday. I‘m hoping to finish two more books before 2020.

Andrew65 Yes, may not be good to ignore your mother. 😂 3w
Mollyanna @Andrew65 My thoughts exactly. 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here is my TBR for the upcoming readathon #24b42020. Can‘t wait. Thanks for hosting @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 and @jb72

Andrew65 Looks like some good choices, good luck. 😊👍 4w
ljuliel I like the cover of the one with the lady in the green dress. It looks old fashioned. 4w
jb72 Good luck! Thanks for joining us! 3w
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Mollyanna @Andrew65 and @jb72 Thank you! 3w
Mollyanna @ljuliel It‘s a decent series about female spies during the Napoleonic era. The whole series has great covers. 😀 3w
ljuliel It‘s very pretty ! Hope you enjoy it. 3w
Andrew65 @Mollyanna @ljuliel That Sounds An interesting series, I will need to research it. 3w
kspenmoll Enjoy your reading! 3w
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Woo-hoo. Looking forward to the end of the year readathon. I should definitely be able to make the 24 hours.

Andrew65 Be great to have you with us, the extra two days will definitely help. Thanks for reposting. 😊 (edited) 1mo
Mollyanna You bet! Thanks for hosting. 👍🏻 1mo
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The first in a trilogy. It is set in the 500s Scotland. Very atmospheric! I enjoyed the beginning of the retelling of the Arthurian legend. Looking forward to book two next year.

#literarycrew

Librarybelle I can‘t wait! 1mo
Mollyanna @Librarybelle Me either! It seems so far away. I‘m ready to be back in Languoreth and Lailoken‘s world. Maybe a possibility for one of our #literarycrew reads next year? 1mo
Librarybelle I think it‘s a very good possibility for one of the reads next year! 1mo
Mollyanna @Librarybelle 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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1. The first in a great series.
2. Teleportation
3. Aquarius
4. Helping set up a winter‘s farmer‘s market, decorating
5. Will do!

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MidnightBookGirl I didn't even think about Teleportation, that would be very useful! 2mo
Mollyanna @MidnightBookGirl no more wasted time getting to the destination! (edited) 2mo
ImperfectCJ Teleportation would be a great one (I could visit my sister across the country any time I wanted!), so long as it included the clothes I was wearing and maybe a carry-on bag. 2mo
Mollyanna @ImperfectCJ In my view anything on you or in your hand would travel along. 2mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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My first finish of #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone and #24b4monday. This is a total #blameitonlitsy and am I ever thankful. I adored the story of Deja and Josiah on their last night at the Pumpkin Patch. This was also my introduction to Rainbow Rowell, and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.

Andrew65 Well done! 👏👏👏 2mo
Mollyanna @andrew65 Thank you! 2mo
MrBook WOOHOO! 😎🙌🏻 2mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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My first snack for #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday. It is cream cheese pumpkin muffin from a local apple orchard. Pairs perfectly with the tagged read ☺️

Lynnsoprano Oh, that looks soooo good! And that‘s a perfect pairing. 2mo
Mollyanna @Lynnsoprano It was very yummy! 2mo
Linsy Pretty fall pic! 🍁 2mo
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Andrew65 A great start on the snack front. 2mo
MrBook Whoa 😳! So cool!!! Thank you for joining the fun! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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My TBR for #MrBook1inamillion weekend. Hosted by #litsypartyofone and #24b4monday. I probably won‘t make 24 hours but I‘m hoping for 15 hours.

jb72 Looks like a good list. Good luck!🍀 2mo
Andrew65 Good luck with your target and the Readathon. 👏👏👏😊 2mo
sharread I am not a serial killer 😂 2mo
MrBook Awesome!! Thank you so much for joining the fun!! 😁👏🏻🤗 2mo
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1. Ice Cream
2. Absolutely! They keep me sane during my commute.
3. Yes, especially Thanksgiving
4. I‘d rather not say...🤭
5. Blue or Purple

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TheSpineView I get #4! I actually am burned out on chocolate at the moment. 3mo
Mollyanna @TheSpineView 🤣. Yep, I get that. 3mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Final time and books finished for #deweysreadathon.

Finished 3 books and 594 pages! Not too bad. Happy Reading all.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My TBR for today‘s #deweys24hourreadathon

Happy Reading to all readathon readers!

ReadingDownUnder I‘ve started! 3mo
Mollyanna @ReadingDownUnder I hope you have a great readathon with lots of good books. 😀 3mo
ReadingDownUnder @Mollyanna You too! I‘ve read for an hour and just had my first snack: one Starburst Snake. 3mo
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1. Tagged
2. Slippers
3. Somewhere in the Rockies (not sure of the exact height)
4. Brussel sprouts
5. No

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Timeless | Gail Carriger
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The final Parasol Protectorate Book, and boy am I going to miss Alexia, Conall, Lord Akeldama, Ivy, Madame Lefoux and the rest of the characters in this steampunk world. Gail Carriger did a great job of ending the series, while giving the reader enough to imagine more.

I look forward to reading her other series.

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1. Pendergast by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
2. Homicide or Psych (depends on my mood)
3. Yes
4. I‘m making my grandmother‘s dumplings and beef stew this weekend.
5. He does although he came to reading late in life. I introduced him to fiction a few years ago. Now he loves Agatha Christie.

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The Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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Housekeeping: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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AshleyHoss820 This is one of my FAVORITES! 1mo
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Scoundrels | Timothy Zahn
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Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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My TBR for #24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid Looks good! 😍 4mo
jb72 Glad to have you join us! 4mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 4mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I haven‘t done one of these in a while. I‘ve got several books going that I‘d like to finish or get close to finishing, so I‘m in. I have some things to do this weekend, so I‘m sure I won‘t make the 24 hours. My personal goal will be 12 hours.

#24B4Monday

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck with your goal. 😊👍 4mo
Mollyanna @andrew65 Thank you! 4mo
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#7days7covers Day 1

Thanks for the tag @NatalieR

Feel free to play if you like... just post 7 covers over 7 days, no explanation.

NatalieR 👏👏👏 You‘re welcome! 😊 4mo
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1. Ireland!
2. Very windy! Mid-70s.
3. My date was rude to our waitress. I was appalled. No second date!
4. 1 fur baby- 🐶

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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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Fun book! Bryson astutely describes life on the AT. I enjoyed traveling along (from my comfy chair).

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Oh wow! This was wonderful, atmospheric and truly engaging. Usually with dual timelines I rush through one timeline just to get back to the one I enjoy more. That was not the case with this book. Both timelines were so well written and plotted. Willig‘s writing is so lyrical. I even read her acknowledgements 😉. Another great pick for #literarycrew buddy read.

Librarybelle Yay!! 4mo
kspenmoll Love your review! You captured the book‘s essence perfectly! 4mo
Mollyanna @kspenmoll Thank you ☺️ 4mo
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1. This was such a waste of paper. Harris could have put this “book” at the end of Dead Ever After. To me it was just greed on the part of the author and publisher.
2. Psyche!
3. Banana bread and coffee
4. Central time
5. Purple Summer

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Some afternoon reading on this long weekend. Hoping to finish this sometime next week.

#literarycrew

Librarybelle Love the glass! 5mo
Mollyanna @Librarybelle Thank you! My friend gave me the set of four last year for Christmas! I may have squealed with delight 😉 5mo
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The President's Shadow | Brad Meltzer
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1. Tagged - my current audio in the car
2. Renaissance Faire, grill out, relax
3. Mint chocolate chip or chocolate chip cookie dough
4. Piano and flute, piccolo in a pinch
5. Will do!

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xxjenadanxx I love a Renaissance Faire! Will you be dressing up? 5mo
Mollyanna @xxjenadanxx It is a lot of fun! Unfortunately, I don‘t have a costume (although I really want one). 5mo
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The Restorer | Amanda Stevens
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Wow! What a ride. This books was so atmospheric and had a wonderful gothic feel to it. It was a different take on the traditional ghost story. I can‘t wait to read the next in the series. Thanks to @Slajaunie for the copy of the book! I will be paying it forward and plan on lending it to my mom to read.

This was my final book for #14books14weeks. Thanks for hosting again this year @TheHeartlandBookFairy I loved this challenge!

TheHeartlandBookFairy Congratulations! 6mo
Avanders Sold! 😁😘 6mo
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The Restorer | Amanda Stevens
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Finally settling into Dewey‘s Reverse Readathon. I hope to finish the tagged and get started on the next #buddyread for #literarycrew.

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 6mo
Librarybelle Awesome! 6mo
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Witness in Death | Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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Another great installment in the In Death series. A bit of an homage to the Great Dame Agatha Christie!

Book 13 for #14books14weeks

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1. Second in the new Thrawn series!
2. Little J
3. Fried Cheese Curds
4. Dewey‘s Reverse Readathon
5. 2

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The Grand Finale | Janet Evanovich
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And that‘s a wrap for another fabulous #24in48 readathon! I was able to read a lot of short stories and novellas, plus some half read books. My currently reading stack is back to a manageable level. Yay! 🥳

Quick breakdown of the stats:

Time: 24h16m16s
Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 754

It was so much fun spending this weekend with my fellow readathoners. To all the cheerleaders, who may or may not have participated in the ‘thon... Thank you! 😁

24in48 Congrats! Amazing! Fabulous! 6mo
parttimedomestic So great! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 Congrats! 6mo
Mollyanna @24in48 and @parttimedomestic Thank you 😍 6mo
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Megabooks Congratulations!! 🍾💃🏻📚🥳🎉👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Mollyanna Thanks @Megabooks 🥰 6mo
janeycanuck Awesome, congrats!! 🥳 6mo
biblio_ginger Yay! Congratulations 🎉👏😁 6mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 6mo
Mollyanna Thanks @Librarybelle 😁 6mo
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Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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Final finish for #24in48! I have almost reached the 24hr mark and won‘t finish another book, so this will be final finish.

As with any collection of short stories, some of these were better than others. I have added to my TBR with novels by a few of these authors. I enjoyed this #FallOPFiction with @Librarybelle and @CouronneDhiver and my other fellow readers.

Book 12 of #14books14weeks

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 6mo
Librarybelle Great job! 6mo
Mollyanna Thanks ladies ( @CouronneDhiver and @Librarybelle ). Love these HF buddy reads. (edited) 6mo
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Fifth Finish for #24in48. I only had one of the short stories remaining to read in this collection. I have been doing a lot of clean up of my currently reading stack during this readathon and am loving it!

This was a decent little collection of the inbetweens in the Sookie Stackhouse world. Nothing earth shattering but nice little stories.

Book 11 for #14books14weeks

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Fourth finish for #24in48. I was half way through this audiobook reread at the beginning of the readathon. The narration was a little weird, as I‘m used to certain voices for Han, Leia and Luke... The story still holds up after 20 years, and I will continue to reread the trilogy.

Book 10 for #14books14weeks

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Midsummer Night | Deanna Raybourn
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Third finish for #24in48. This a novella in the Lady Julia Grey series. It is the story of her marriage to Brisbane. As is usual for novellas, I would have liked more detail, but it was cute enough.

Book 9 for #14books14weeks

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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So this was my total for yesterday! Now I‘m back at it after a good night‘s sleep. Happy Readathoning all!
#24in48

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Honor's Splendour | Julie Garwood
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Hour 18 challenge for #24in48: I enjoy a good #romance now and again. It‘s one of my palette cleanser genres after a long or difficult book. My favorite author is Julie Garwood. Although her modern romance/suspense novels are great, I truly miss her historical romances.

Here‘s a poorly taken picture of my Garwood collection.

CareBear Julie Garwood will always have a special place in my heart. I devoured her books in high school/college and have many of the same copies you do!! 6mo
LibrarianRyan I love Julie Garwood!! 6mo
StayCurious I love her Highland romances! 6mo
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Mollyanna @carebear Same here. I loved her in High School. I remember immersing myself in the stories. 6mo
Mollyanna @librarianryan and @StayCurious She‘s great, isn‘t she? It‘s a wonderful memory when I think about discovering her books. 6mo
LibrarianRyan @Mollyanna yes. The For the Roses. series is my Fav. 6mo
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Book 2 completed for #24in48. The 5th book in the Griffin and Sabine saga. This one further delves into their connections to Isabella and Matthew and throws in the mythology of The Sphinx, Thoth and Hermès. A bit of a cliffhanger at the end...

Book 8 for #14books14weeks

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My first finish for #24in48. The second book in the new Thrawn series. This is Thrawn‘s story before the events of Star Wars. This had more backstory of both Thrawn and Vader and delved into their complex relationship. The next book is supposed to be released Monday.

Couple of short books up next, I think.

Book 7 for #14books14weeks

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Listening Woman | Tony Hillerman
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Hour 12 challenge for #24in48. I love audiobooks! I always have one on my phone and one in the car for commutes. The top two are my current reads. The All Souls Trilogy is probably my favorite audios. I don‘t know that I would have finished them if it wasn‘t for Jennifer Ikeda and her expert narration.

I get the majority of my audios from the library.

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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Today is my 2nd Litsyversary! I found this fabulous group because of #24in48 (which I am participating in today, of course), and am so happy I did. Although managing my TBR has gotten exceptionally more difficult 🤣🤣🤣.

Thanks for being awesome, fellow Littens!

AJBowers 💕💕💕 love it. Happy Littenversary 6mo
Reviewsbylola Happy anniversary! 6mo
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Crazeedi Happy Litsyversary!!🎉🎉 6mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 6mo
Reggie Happy Litsyversary!!!! 6mo
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So I am finally settling in for the #24in48 readathon! I got in a little over an hour of my audiobook this morning while running errands.

This is also my Hour 6 #photochallenge. I think my current read is definitely #SFF. Looking forward to finishing this. The third installment comes out Monday and I‘m 3 on the wait list 🤞🏻.

janeycanuck That is a very tasty looking readathon snack! 6mo
Mollyanna @janeycanuck It was very good! 😋 6mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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So excited for this weekend‘s readathon #24in48. Perfect excuse to stay inside during the heat wave! Here is my TBR and some of my reading “buddies”. There‘ll be a couple furry ones too (they wouldn‘t pose for a picture 😤).

Happy Reading!

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Mehso-so

It was just okay. I didn‘t really connect with any of the characters.

Book 6 of #14books14weeks

TheHeartlandBookFairy I always wonder when that happens if it's my frame of mind at the time I'm reading that book or if it's just the book? 6mo
Mollyanna @TheHeartlandBookFairy Me too. Lots of positive reviews on GR but they talked more about the thriller aspects than the characters. So maybe.... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6mo
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